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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The delightful cottage, Montsegur, is in a truly countryside setting, and yet local restaurants and shops can be found only 5 mins drive away in the historic villages of Fanjeaux and Montreal. Two World Heritage sites, the medieval cité of Carcassonne, and the Canal du Midi, are within half an hour. There are several interesting towns with weekly markets, cafés and restaurants within 20 mins drive.

The well-equipped cottage has 3 bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 6 people. Its French windows open onto a personal terrace area with garden furniture for outdoor eating, which overlooks the inviting garden and the magnificent view. Borrow our bikes to explore the countryside, or try some of the local walks.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassonne 20 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

French windows open directly from the terrace into Montsegur's cheerful living room. A second set of French windows open into the kitchen dining area. An archway connects the two rooms.

An open staircase leads to the 3 well equipped bedrooms on the first floor. Each bedroom has panoramic views over open countryside.

The lounge area has a wood burning stove and there are wall-mounted electric radiators in the bedrooms for winter use.

Further details outdoors

Montsegur is one of three cottages which share a 3 acre garden with the resident owners who are here to help you make the most of your holiday.

You will find there is a good choice of spots to sit in (shady or sunny!) while you read or enjoy the view. There is also plenty of space for children to play without disturbing quieter activities.

There is plenty of parking space.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

This is a region of variety and contrasts .

Within reach are mountains and beautiful countryside including farmland, vineyards, and wild 'garrigue'.

There is a choice of historic market towns and villages to discover.

Cathar history is interesting to discover, and you can visit their spectacular ruined castles which are set on the top of hills and mountains.

The famous world heritage site, the Canal du Midi passes nearby.

You can be on a Mediterranean beach at Narbonne Plage in an hour.

The Pyrennean mountains have beautiful scenery and gorges to discover.

Languedoc Roussillon is the largest wine producing area of France and there are some delicious wines to savour!

The beautiful city of Toulouse, a major commercial and shopping centre, is 1 hour to the Northwest. In contrast, Narbonne, 1 hour to the East, is a smaller Mediterannean city with a fascinating Roman history.

Family days out can be enjoyed at places such as the dinosaur museum at Esperaza, the African Safari Park at Sigean, the historic cave painting museum near Foix or relaxing and swimming in one of the local lakes.

It’s a lovely area with so much to discover.


The medieval town of Carcassonne, a world heritage site only 25 minutes drive away, is an interesting, bustling place to visit, with many shops, bars and restaurants.

The local towns all have their festivals providing music and colour.

To give an idea.....each weekend between January and March, Limoux holds its 'Carnaval' May Montréal hosts a 'Festival de Bandas' August Castelnaudary has its 'Festival de Cassoulet'..... Mirepoix hosts an international puppet Festival in August, and an apple Festival in October......... Carcassonne has a month long Festival in July, and there is so much more.....

Medieval circular villages, built for defence, are a feature of the area.We are 5 minutes walk away from the "circulade" of La Force, with its population of less than 200.

You can take a boat trip on the canal du midi, or even hire a small launch for yourselves.

Some vineyards offer explanatory visits, and all offer wine-tasting - a stimulation for the taste buds!

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Review 1-3 of 3

10 Nov 2012


"Relaxing and Gastronomic Adventure"

Our family had a wonderful time at this Gites. The owners Liz and Paul were both friendly and super helpful with maps and travel advice. Their garden is stunning and full of fruit trees, so the kids a… More

27 Sep 2011


"Well-equipped, comfortable cottage set in a lovely, large garden and surrounded by countryside"

2011 was our sixth visit. We had a great relaxing holiday in the French countryside close to Carcassonne, Mirepoix and Limoux. It is a great location for exploring Cathar Country.
The cottage is squeaky clean, tastefully decorated to be relaxing and well equipped with everything we need, dishwasher, washing machine, hairdryer, bikes too! We appreciate the well equipped kitchen, where we enjoy cooking fresh produce purchased in the many local outdoor markets. The price for the cottage includes everything - there are no hidden extras for electricity etc.
The owners, Liz and Paul, live there and make everyone welcome. They suggest places to visit, mountain chateaux, exhibitions, fetes, restaurants - usually over a glass of wine!
Great value for money and the standard is excellent, year on year.

25 Sep 2011


"Excellent Accomodation"

This is an excellent Gite. Attractive, clean, spacious and well equipped with Washing Machine, Dish Washer etc.. Everything works well (e.g showers). Paul and Liz are friendly and helpful. The Gite is… More

Review 1-3 of 3

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Paul G.

  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:28 Jun 2014

Based in Belgium

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French

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